Critic Reviews

90

Metascore

Based on 30 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Variety
A gemlike picture crafted with rare and immaculate precision.
100
Chicago Tribune
Delicately subversive, hypnotically sardonic, full of terror, banality and wafer-thin lyricism.
100
That rare cinematic experience-a movie so close to pure perfection that it seems a shame to spoil it by even reading a review beforehand.
90
Film.com
Achieves a kind of beauty through its overlaying enigmas, and Carrey.
90
Time
Hollywood's smartest media satire in years--and a breakthrough for Jim Carrey.
80
Film.com
A smart, engaging movie.
80
Warm, affecting and refreshingly shtickless, he (Carrey) occupies center stage here through sheer, beguiling force of personality.
70
A cool indictment of television's near-irresistible pandering to the inner peeping tom.
70
Chicago Reader
Undeniably provocative and reasonably entertaining, The Truman Show is one of those high-concept movies whose concept is both clever and dumb.
67
Austin Chronicle
It's unusually provocative and challenging for a Hollywood movie and, surprisingly, allows the audience to piece things together without too much external direction.

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